The holiday season is most often associated with sitting and eating large amounts of food especially for our big holiday gatherings. This can sometimes add unnecessary stress if you are trying to stay healthy. The goal around the holidays is not to deprive yourself but to enjoy it without overindulging. Do not stress about trying to lose weight.  Major goal is to maintain.

For your Thanksgiving meal, to keep your calories in check focus on enjoying the holiday favorites. Skip the bread and the foods you can have any day of the year and go for your favorites.  Whether it’s your grandmas famous stuffing or your moms homemade pie that she only makes for the holidays.

And, only have one plate and save the leftovers to savor for lunches the next couple days! Cook once and eat a few times.